The girl with the pen – http://girlwiththepen1118.wordpress.com (aka “I Have a Voice“)
It’s hard to believe that Debbie is gone. I know that for so many of us, she was not only our dear friend, but also a constant inspiration and source of continued motivation.
Her writing was always inspired and usually pointed toward helping us rise above, toward asking us to live life in its fullest.
Underneath her eloquence was a very kind humor. I once made a crack to her about a comment she made on one of poems where she likened me to Walt Whitman. I said something along the lines of “yeah, that’d be me, scraggly long haired bearded guy”, to which she replied, “ah, but you are much more handsome”… I will miss her.
Her wordpress page was entitled “Ye Shall Know Me by My Fruits”. I think we can all resoundingly echo that her fruits were many and her gifts true, through which we all came to know her well. And I personally like the subtle small warning of her page that states “Words Make a Difference. Use Wisely”
Her most recent post, 8-Jan-2014, “Squeeze Tight!” echoes the truth of Debbie’s soul.
an excerpt worth keeping –
I do not believe that life was designed to DO or BE everything in this life span, not for one-self or anyone. (Thank goodness, or I’d never want to see another dawn!) Can you conjure how sweet and fulfilling an individual hug can penetrate your whole being? We all like, need, and deserve individual hugs, don’t we? Why…? Because we are only ONE; that singular moment should be fully experienced, claimed and LIVED in all its glory as our FIRST kiss! What do you think, my friend?
Take my word, you are farther ahead on your desired journey than you can see! I applaud you and urge you onward and upward!
So, my friends, gather your ageless dreams enthusiastically and happily, pick those sparkling stars that have been calling your name, take a handful of moon dust, and add a few cheery cherubs to keep you dreaming and aiming UPWARD.
In September of last year she posted “I’m Not Dead, Only Waiting to Sing”…
Oh my dear friend, how I know you are singing now! God bless you!